- Would you like to be a Trainee at Ryton Gardens?
We have been successful in securing funding to support a trainee at Ryton Gardens. There are 20 other gardens included in this scheme. For more information please go to
- Volunteer Gardeners Required
3rd January 2012
We are currently looking for a number of volunteer gardeners to help with a range of activities in the gardens, all ranges of experience are welcome.
Please see the attached job description for further details Volunteer Gardener Job Description
- Ryton Gardens on Hairy Bikers Best of British
Ryton Gardens was featured on The Hairy Bikers Best of British programme yesterday. Please view the link below
- Ryton Gardens on BBC TV twice before Christmas
12th December 2012
Garden Organic will be appearing on two major BBC TV programmes over the next 7 days.
Firstly on Countryfile on Sunday 18th December at 7.00pm on BBC One. Head Gardener Andy Strachan accompanies Countryfile’s John Craven to find a modern day equivalent to Frankincense and Myrrh. Part of this film was made at Ryton Gardens.
Secondly on Hairy Bikers: Best of British on Monday 19th December at 3.45pm on BBC One (this programme has now been given a BBC One slot). This item centres on the work of the Heritage Seed Library and features the Bikers sampling some of our veg collection.
The below links provide more info:
- BBC Countryfile filming at Ryton Gardens
1st December 2012
John Craven in discussion with Head Gardener Andy Strachan and the BBC Countryfile film crew who were at Ryton Gardens this morning
- More Garden Information Sheets Available
1st December 2012
Due to the popularity of the Garden Information Sheets, 4 more have been produced.
- 2 for the new Exotic Garden
- 1 for The Flowers for Pleasure Garden and
- 1 for The Cook’s Garden
The information sheets are available at the entrance to most gardens and copies can be downloaded form the ineteractive map of the gardens on this website
- Hairy Bikers Film new TV Show at Ryton Gardens
TV stars the Hairy Bikers (Dave Myers and Si King) spent the morning filming at various locations throughout the gardens, highlighting the importance of heritage seeds before having lunch in the organic restaurant for their new TV show “Hairy Bikers Best of British” which will be showing in November.